No, I did not fall off the face of the earth after I completed the 101 Day Art Challenge, I immediately began illustrating a book. I suppose the online effect was nearly the same, but I now have a whole stack of completed illustrations and the project is nearly completed! So nearly, in fact, that I took yesterday off and painted the first canvas of 2017.
These are three of my aunt’s birthday roses that happened to come within my orbit and posed for me even as the snow fell outside. This painting is acrylic on a 9″ x 12″ canvas. From start to finish it took me the length of time for the Nabucco broadcast.
I like this! I’ve been wanting to work more on painting flowers. I began by painting landscapes, and moved directly into animals and portraits. Now I am discovering the allure of floral painting and still life!